No Comment By italovignoli On 4 February 2012 In Evil ASF, LibreOffice The infographic tells it all. Data have been extracted from Ohloh, using the same metric for both projects. Related Posts Language Support of Office Suites RollApp brings LibreOffice to Kindle Fire and other Android tablets Marketing to Developers for Developers @ FOSDEM Errata about The Register About Author italovignoli | Website | Twitter Comments 9 years ago Rob Weir February 5, 2012 I don’t think your data is very good. How could you possibly be showing Apache OOo developers and committers in 2010 and early 2011 when the project did not even start until June 2011? This certainly calls into question your entire analysis here. I hope LibreOffice spends more time worrying about the quality of their code than they do the quality of their statistics. Reply 9 years ago Hah! February 5, 2012 Obviously Italo is just showing how even the few people left behind in the OpenOffice.org project quit when you started your new project at Apache, Rob – you are such a pedant! But it’s good to know you agree it’s a new project! Reply 9 years ago André R. February 10, 2012 The Apache fork is still in incubation if I am not mistaken. Reply 9 years ago italovignoli February 10, 2012 Yes, but incubation does not relate to the number of developers. Reply 8 years ago Fernando Cassia March 5, 2012 What the LibreOffice jihad can´t stand is that OpenOffice.org got the mindshare and the marketshare (hits and downloads) specially for the Windows platform. When/if Novell finally sinks, it´ll be interesting to see who will fund the rebel army lead by Novell´s Meeks. But in the end you´ll learn that you don´t spit someone in the eye and then invite them for dinner, like these guys did to Oracle, who had great plans for Open Office. In the words of Canonical´s Shuttleworth: “He said that Sun made a $100 million “gift” to the community when it opened up the OpenOffice code. But a “radical faction” made the lives of the OpenOffice developers “hell” by refusing to contribute code under the Sun agreement. That eventually led to the split, but furthermore led Oracle to finally decide to stop OpenOffice development and lay off 100 employees” “There is a “pathological lack of understanding” among some parts of the community about what companies bring to the table, he said. People fear and mistrust the companies on one hand, while asking “where can I get a job in free software?” on the other. Companies bring jobs, he said. There is a lot of “ideological claptrap” that permeates the community and, while it is reasonable to be cautious about the motives of companies, avoiding them entirely is not rational. ” Thank you, army of rebels, for killing the great commercial project that Sun StarOffice was… and which ensured the long-term funding of the open source project, Openoffice, with your silly rejection to accept Sun´s contributor agreement. I could also mention that this comparison is unfair as Apache OpenOffice development has not picked up speed yet (heck, the first release hasn´t even been out, not even in alpha form), but that would be trying to add logic to your obviously troll post. What this proves is that the LibreOffice folks can´t help comparing themselves to Open Office… penis envy or inferiority complex? If OO is so irrelevant why do you feel the need to compare yourselves with OO?. tsk tsk tsk Job for a psychologist I think. FC Reply 8 years ago win May 7, 2012 Good point FC, and the same applies to constant attacks on IBM contributions. IBM has and continues to contribute heavily to opensource – including linux itself, yet libreoffice does nothing but attack them, then they wonder why IBM did not contribute to LibreOffice. Reply 8 years ago John June 7, 2012 Surely the number of developers doesn’t matter (well it does in the sense that large projects are harder to manage than small ones) it is the quality of the code that they produce. I just want a good, open, alternative to MS Office. And I admit it this is for financial reasons, I am a home computer user with four PCs in the household – and I only use licenced products. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.